| Jun 6, 2010
Villages in the Bavarian Alps go to sleep early on summer nights. Silence rolls down from the mountaintops along with an eiderdown blanket of fog. A cowbell chimes. A few lights flicker, then go out.
But not this summer in Oberammergau, about 50 miles...
| Dec 19, 2010
What are we supposed to think when someone claims he's getting important life-changing news in a dream or from an angel? For some, the reaction is: Get the straitjacket ready. Others, however, will turn to someone like Richard Dawkins, who says such...
| Apr 21, 2011
Easter in Scandinavia, like many holiday celebrations in this part of the world, is a colorful patchwork of customs, including bits and pieces of a lot of things: Passover, the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Easter bunny, cute witches, huge...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 6:42 PM
Silicon Valley, the politically liberal technology hub, is an unlikely incubator of conservative Christian activism.
But a group of its venture capitalists is backing an ambitious project that seeks to affect the 2012 election by registering 5 million...
| Jan 15, 2012
| 10:03 PM
Reporting from Florence, S.C. -- In the race to be the most sincere Christian candidate for president, Rick Santorum looks like the front-runner.
Out on the edge of town here Sunday afternoon, out among the big box stores and strip malls, at a family...
| Feb 25, 2010
| 4:32 PM
-- Iconic figure: Brazil's Catholic Church is suing Columbia Pictures for using what it claims to be unauthorized images of Rio's famous "Christ the Redeemer" statue in the recent movie "2012." (Agence France-Presse) -- Career makeover: Filmmaker Abel...
| Dec 11, 2009
| 4:34 PM
Santa Claus is coming to town! And over in Scranton, they get two! At the onset, we learn Dwight is too tired in December to continue his evil plot against Jim. Thanks, Dwight! I was getting too tired of it,......
| Dec 28, 2009
| 4:32 PM
Vladimir Lenin and Mao Zedong are long dead and buried. But like Jesus Christ, they are continually resurrected by artists looking to get a rise out of curators, collectors, journalists and government censors. One of the latest incarnations of communism'...
| Dec 25, 2008
Christmas arrives this year at a joyless time for many Californians. The state's unemployment rate is the highest it’s been in 14 years. Families continue to lose their homes at an alarming rate, with defaults rising again despite government efforts...
| Aug 28, 2008
| 8:04 AM
An Italian museum today defied Pope Benedict and refused to remove a modern art sculpture portraying a crucified green frog holding a beer mug and an egg that the Vatican had condemned as blasphemous.
The board of the Museion museum in the northern...
| Nov 7, 2008
More than a thousand gay-rights activists gathered Thursday afternoon outside the Mormon temple in Westwood to protest the role Mormons played in passing Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriage in California.
It was the latest in an escalating...